29 days in Switzerland Itinerary

29 days in Switzerland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Switzerland trip itinerary builder

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Fly to Mulhouse, Bus to Basel SBB, Train to Bern
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Bern
— 3 nights
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Lenk im Simmental
— 4 nights
Drive
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Grindelwald
— 4 nights
Drive
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Engelberg
— 2 nights
Drive
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Zurich
— 5 nights
Drive
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Appenzell
— 3 nights
Drive
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Zermatt
— 4 nights
Drive
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Geneva
— 3 nights
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Bern

— 3 nights

City of Bears

The capital and political center of Switzerland, Bern sits on a peninsula formed by the U-shaped River Aare.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bern: Lake Brienz (in Brienz) and Interlaken (Heidi's Photo Chalet, Parasailing & Paragliding, &more). And it doesn't end there: take a stroll through UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern, admire the local landmark of Vennerbrunnen, enjoy breathtaking views from Gurten, and get great views at The Cathedral of Bern.

To see traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Bern road trip planner.

Paris, France to Bern is an approximately 5-hour combination of flight, bus, and train. You can also take a train; or drive. Traveling from Paris in February, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Bern, with lows of -4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to drive to Lenk im Simmental.

Things to do in Bern

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Shopping

Side Trips

Lenk im Simmental

— 4 nights
Themed trails make vacations in Lenk im Simmental popular with winter sports lovers.
Change things up with these side-trips from Lenk im Simmental: Lauenensee (in Lauenen) and Adelboden (Adelboden, Tschentenalp, &more). Next up on the itinerary: ski along the peaceful trails at Adrenalin Skischule Lenk, stroll through Skigebiet Metsch, admire the sheer force of Simmenfalle, and hit the slopes at Bergbahnen Lenk.

To see ratings, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Lenk im Simmental road trip planning tool.

Getting from Bern to Lenk im Simmental by car takes about 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 5°C in February, and nighttime lows around -2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can drive to Grindelwald.

Things to do in Lenk im Simmental

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Tours

Side Trips

Grindelwald

— 4 nights

Glacier Village

As one of the country's oldest ski resorts, Grindewald serves as a prime example of a cozy Swiss ski town.
Grindelwald is known for winter sports, nature, and trails. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Jungfraujoch, take in the dramatic scenery at Trümmelbachfälle, trek along Wanderung Bussalp - Bort, and stroll through Lieselotte Trail.

For other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, use the Grindelwald trip itinerary planning website.

Drive from Lenk im Simmental to Grindelwald in 1.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can go by car to Engelberg.

Things to do in Grindelwald

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Engelberg

— 2 nights
Engelberg offers outdoor activities for a variety of skill levels and remains much less well-known than other Swiss resorts.
On the 26th (Wed), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Titlis and then don't miss a visit to Kloster Engelberg - Benediktinerabtei. On the next day, take a memorable drive along Furka Pass, take in the awesome beauty at St Gotthard Pass, and then fly down the slopes at Ski School Active Snow Team Engelberg.

Make your Engelberg itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Getting from Grindelwald to Engelberg by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train. In February in Engelberg, expect temperatures between 5°C during the day and -3°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Zurich.

Things to do in Engelberg

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Zurich

— 5 nights

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Venture out of the city with trips to Schachmuseum (in Kriens), Lagerplatz (in Winterthur) and Lucerne (Biosphaere Entlebuch, Lindt Chocolate Shop Luzern, &more). And it doesn't end there: explore the activities along Lake Zurich, explore the world behind art at Museum Rietberg, see the interesting displays at Uhrenmuseum Beyer Zürich, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Town.

To find photos, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Zurich trip maker.

Traveling by car from Engelberg to Zurich takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. February in Zurich sees daily highs of 7°C and lows of -1°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can go by car to Appenzell.

Things to do in Zurich

Museums · Parks · Nature · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Appenzell

— 3 nights
Appenzell District is a district of the canton of Appenzell Innerrhoden in Switzerland. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Appenzell: Swiss Tectonic Arena Sardona (in Glarus) and Heiden (Kirchturm Heiden & Witzweg). And it doesn't end there: take in the awesome beauty at Santis der Berg, get outside with Hoher Kasten, stroll through Eggen-Hohenweg, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St Mauritius Church.

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Getting from Zurich to Appenzell by car takes about 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 12°C in March, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Zermatt.

Things to do in Appenzell

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Museums

Side Trips

Zermatt

— 4 nights
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Zermatt is known for nature, classes, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the awesome beauty at The Matterhorn, get great views at Gornergrat, hit the slopes at Matterhorn Diamonds Ski School, and stroll through Zermatt-Matterhorn Ski Paradise.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Zermatt using our trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Appenzell to Zermatt. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Geneva.

Things to do in Zermatt

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Winter Sports

Geneva

— 3 nights

Capital of Peace

Geneva brings the world to one small city with a huge expat population and the highest number of international organizations in any one city.
Change things up with a short trip to Chateau de Chillon in Veytaux (about 1h 20 min away). There's still lots to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Geneva, ponder the design of The Geneva Water Fountain, appreciate the history behind Reformation Wall (Mur de la Reformation), and see the interesting displays at International Red Cross and Red Crescent Museum.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Geneva journey builder.

Traveling by car from Zermatt to Geneva takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. March in Geneva sees daily highs of 13°C and lows of 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) to allow time to take a train back home.

Things to do in Geneva

Museums · Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Switzerland travel guide

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Bodies of Water · Mountains · Landmarks
Immerse yourself in a snow-capped mountain wonderland in Switzerland's serene Alpine setting. See the world-renowned Matterhorn, Switzerland's second-highest mountain at 4,478 m (14,962 ft) tall, or zoom down the mountains on toboggan, ski, or snowboard. In the warmer seasons hike around the rolling green hillsides covered with pine trees and picturesque aqua blue lakes. Luxurious cities dotted with cozy wooden chalets and colorful flowerbeds balance quaintness with first-class cultural offerings. Indulge in the country's opulence of milk chocolate, cheese fondue, and keg-carrying St. Bernard dogs.